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PNS Daily Newscast - September 24, 2020 

President Trump refuses to commit to a peaceful transfer of power post election; and COVID vaccine #4 needs volunteers.

2020Talks - September 24, 2020 

A new report highlights importance of keeping guns away from the polls; and Florida wants an investigation of a fund to help pay returning citizens' court fees and fines so they can vote.

Public News Service - IL: Family/Father Issues

CHICAGO - As Illinois children head back to school, parents are being advised to take a few steps to make the transition easier. The American Academy of Pediatrics says most children between the ages of 3 and 12 years need between 10 and 12 hours of sleep nightly. And Madelyn James, an early childho

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Just about everyone knows someone with autism theautismprogram.orgthese days. That may be because, according to the Centers for Disease Control, more than one million Americans have some sort of autism spectrum disorder; most of them are children. Out of every 110 new babies, one

CHICAGO - November is National Adoption month, meant to focus on the needs of adoptees and their families. In Illinois, while most residents can simply order a copy of their original birth certificate, more than 200,000 adoptees whose records were sealed many years ago still can't. However, that's

CHICAGO - Doctors say Illinois parents might want to consider walking their children to school, rather than giving them a ride or sending them on the bus. A new study says that a simple walk may protect the child's heart later in life. Researchers from the University of Buffalo compared the heart ra

CHICAGO - Women who have been released from prison in Illinois will get a chance on Saturday to receive the help they need in order to successfully re-enter their communities. "The Women at the Well" conference in Chicago will hook them up with parenting classes, counseling and job search support th

PEORIA, Ill. - From causing suicides to permanently placing perpetrators on the registered sex offender list, the dangerous effects of cyberbullying and sexting on children and teens are becoming increasingly clear. To help address the growing problem, the Illinois Center for Violence Prevention has

Chicago, IL - The volunteer organization Give an Hour asks mental health professionals to set aside one hour a week to help military veterans and their families. Joslyn Jelinek, a licensed clinical social worker, does just that. She has been a volunteer for two years and is one of several therapists

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - The characters in Illinois politics have a long history of gaining national media attention, but this time, it's a controversial abortion case that has shoved the state into a national spotlight once again. The lawsuit by the ACLU challenging the constitutionality of Illinois' pa

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